Cantab Lounge

Music Feature: Boston’s Blues Jams — On the Margins But Indispensable

June 1, 2015
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Despite the neglect from the local media, the Boston blues scene is strong.

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Arts Remembrance: The Late Joe Cook and His Chance to Record “The Twist”

April 20, 2014
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Little Joe Cook, who died last week at 91, somehow turned his one Top-40 rock hit, 1957’s “Peanuts,” into the centerpiece of a never-ending Cantab Lounge gig.

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Literary View: Poetry Slams in the 21st Century

January 23, 2010
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By Kate Vander Wiede The Cantab, as the regulars called The Cantab Lounge, is like a quirky not-quite-speakeasy complete with a narrow stairwell leading below street level and smoke-perfumed attendees. This night, bass chords shake the ceiling, courtesy of the band headlining one floor up. Dim lights hardly illuminate the cramped room, which is lined…

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